Docket No. AD22-9-000
As first announced in the Notice of Forum issued in the above-referenced proceeding on May 19, 2022, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will convene a Commissioner-led forum on Thursday, September 8, 2022, from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, to discuss the electricity and natural gas challenges facing the New England Region. The forum will be open to the public and held in the Emerald I & II Ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont, 870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT, 05403
The purpose of the forum is to bring together stakeholders in New England to discuss the challenges faced historically during New England winters and discuss the stakeholders’ differing expectations of challenges for future winters. The objectives of the forum are to achieve greater consensus or agreement among stakeholders in defining the electric and natural gas system challenges in New England and identify what, if any, steps are needed to better understand those challenges before identifying solutions.
While the forum is not for the purpose of discussing any specific matters before the Commission, some forum discussions may involve issues raised in proceedings that are currently pending before the Commission. These proceedings include, but are not limited to, the dockets listed below.
Constellation Mystic Power LLC
ISO New England Inc.
RENEW Northeast and American Clean Power Association vs. ISO New England Inc.
NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC
NECEC Transmission LLC and Avangrid, Inc. v. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
Presentations and comments provided by panelists are linked under the agenda section below.
Any party wishing to submit comments regarding the topics discussed at the forum may do so on or before November 7, 2022.
Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet. Instructions are available on the Commission’s website http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of the Secretary, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of the Secretary, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
Eric Winterbauer (Legal Information)
Office of the General Counsel
 See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) (2021).
Registration for in-person attendance will be required, and there is no fee for attendance. A link to attendee registration is available here. Due to space constraints, seating for this event will be limited and registrants that get a confirmed space will be contacted via email. Only confirmed registrants can be admitted to the forum given the maximum occupancy limit at the venue (as required by fire and building safety code). Therefore, the Commission encourages members of the public who wish to attend this event in person to register at their earliest convenience. Online registration will be open, as long as attendance capacity is available, until the day before the forum (September 7). Once registration has reached capacity, registration will be closed. However, those interested in attending after capacity has been reached can join a waiting list (using the same registration link) and be notified if space becomes available. Those who are unable to attend in person may watch the free webcast.
The webcast will allow persons to listen and observe the forum remotely but not participate. Information on this forum, including a link to the webcast, will be posted prior to the event on this forum’s event page on the Commission’s website. A recording of the webcast will be made available after the forum in the same location on the Calendar of Events. The forum will be transcribed. Transcripts of the forum will be available for a fee from Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc. (202-347-3700).
Additionally, please note that the Commission will be implementing health and safety restrictions, as appropriate, associated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID Community Level mitigations. This may include requiring all participants to wear cloth face covers or masks as well as further limiting venue occupancy if Chittenden County is designated as having a high-community level in data expected to be released on the evening of Thursday, September 1. The CDC Community Level tracker may be found at the CDC COVID Data Tracker site.
Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please send an e-mail to email@example.com, call toll-free (866) 208-3372 (voice) or (202) 208-8659 (TTY), or send a fax to (202) 208-2106 with the required accommodations.
For more information about this forum, please contact NewEnglandForum@ferc.gov for technical or logistical questions.
- Thursday, Sep 8, 2022 (9:00 AM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT)
- Emerald I & II Ballroom
DoubleTree by Hilton
870 Williston Rd,
South Burlington, VT,